Ingle Enjoyed Wolfpack Spring Game

Ingle Enjoyed Wolfpack Spring Game

Pack Pride checks in with Burlington (NC) Williams offensive lineman Jacob Ingle after his recent visit to NC State.

Jacob Ingle is one of the top offensive linemen in North Carolina so all of the in-state programs are showing him major interest.

Pack Pride caught up with Ingle, a 6-2, 285-pound offensive guard, to get his thoughts on NC State's spring game more than a week ago. Ingle has always had very positive things to say about the Wolfpack and his interest in the program doesn't seem to be fading at all.

Elon and Ball State has verbally offered Ingle, while the schools on Tobacco Road and some others have made it known that they're keeping a close eye on the Burlington (NC) Williams standout.

How did the spring game go for Ingle?

"Oh man, it went great," Ingle said. "I mean, it was raining and whatnot but coach O'Brien and everybody put on a great show. They were excited to be there and I was excited to be there. They played a great game and they're looking good for next season.

"We got there before the game and ate lunch. We didn't take the tour because I had already taken one so I was just talking to the coaches and catching up on things.

"At the beginning of this year coach Swepson had been recruiting me until he moved to Elon. Now coach Sands is recruiting me. He's a great guy and I've been talking to him a lot."

NC State isn't quite ready to offer Ingle but they might not wait too much longer.

"They want to see me at camp before they offer," he said. "They already like my film. They just want to see me in person.

"I definitely have them high (on his list). I'm still having trouble deciding what my top schools are. If I had to choose right now State would definitely be in the top three or five or so. Right now it's between State, Vanderbilt, Army, Elon, (North) Carolina and Wake Forest."

Ingle visited VMI last week and he was at Vanderbilt recently as well. The Commodores left a lasting impression on him, just like NC State.

"It was great out there too," he said of Vandy. "Coach Franklin's full of energy and seems like a really motivated coach. He's really looking forward to turning around the program."
            
Ingle said the biggest factors in his choice will be whether he can find a "good program and a good coaching staff." He said he prefers coaches that have a lot of experience that can click well with the players under them. He'll also measure how far each degree would take him after football is over.

Most schools are telling Ingle they would like him to play offensive guard. They're also saying they want him to learn to play center in case he's needed there.

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